An exceptional,animate and rare Ashanti bronze figure of a horseman.The metal is well worn and smooth to the touch.Lovely mellow patina.
19th c. but most likely much earlier
2 1/2 inches L. 3 1/4 inches H.
A spectacular, ancient,carved and engraved wood club from Australia.Deep zig-zag pattern on one side and a long line pattern with notches on the other side.Remains of resin on the handle.Deep brown patina.Sides a bit frayed.
This weapon was definitely used.
A very fine and well worn Baule bronze miniature pendant mask from West Africa.The mask is very well cast with multiple bands of raised scarification.Good patina.Mounted on base
19th C. or earlier
2 1/2 inches H.
Mounted 4 1/4 inches H.
A very finely cast and ancient Mossi bronze female figure from West Africa.Mounted on a wood base.Deep brown patina.Smooth to the touch.Provenance,Royal Athena Gallery,New York,with sticker on the base and with the original price.
19th C. if not earlier
5 3/4 inches H.
Mounted 7 inches H.
A deeply impressive Chokwe mask from central Africa.Worn dark patina,thinly carved and very characteristic of this type of mask.Pierced with holes of different sizes and shape.
9 inches H. 6 inches W.
An antique Yaka slit drum from the Congo region of central Africa.Beautiful butternut patina.Well used with a smooth wood grain.
Mounted on a wood base.Excellent condition.
15 inches H.
A rare and fantastic white bronze Tibetan figure of a wrathful female goddess.
She is wearing a crown of skulls and a necromancer's human bone skirt.An open relic chamber in the back and a fully exposed and open vagina.
18th C. or earlier
3 1/4 inches H. 3 1/2 inches W.